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The Unofficial Honolulu Police Department Training Academy Guide: Tips and Advice on How To Succeed
Victor J. Kim  More Info

About the Honolulu Police Department

The Honolulu Police Department was formally established in 1932 in Honolulu, the capital city of the State of Hawaii. The department’s jurisdiction is the City and County of Honolulu. It includes the entire island of Oahu, which has a circumference of about 137 miles and an area of some 596 square miles. The estimated resident population is about 900,700, which includes military personnel but not tourists. For police operations, the island is divided into eight patrol districts; each district is subdivided into sectors and beats.


The department's headquarters is at 801 South Beretania Street in downtown Honolulu. District stations are found in Kalihi, Pearl City, Kapolei, Wahiawa, and Kaneohe. The Honolulu Police Department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.





Former Honolulu police officer Victor J. Kim was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He began working for the Honolulu Police Department in 2004.  His book is The Unofficial Honolulu Police Department Training Academy Guide: Tips and Advice on How To Succeed.


As a former Honolulu Police Department police officer, Victor Kim, “offers his experience in training at the Honolulu Police Academy to help you get a head start in this difficult career. Filled with interesting and sometimes comedic insights on the police profession, Kim discusses typical working hours, a police recruit's monthly salary, firearms training, and simulated crime investigations.’


Victor Kim also helps you prepare for this new and challenging period of your life by describing the typical life of a recruit. The Unofficial Honolulu Police Department Training Academy Guide also features: Past exam questions; Training academy experiences; DUI procedures and reports; and, Ccurrent information on the Honolulu Police Department.

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